Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cordial made from the fermented juice and crushed pits of the marasca cherry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sweet liqueur made from marasca cherries

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A liqueur distilled from fermented cherry juice, and flavored with the pit of a variety of cherry which grows in Dalmatia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cordial originating in Dalmatia, where it is distilled from or flavored with the marasca cherry, peculiar to that region; hence, a similar cordial produced in other regions from other kinds of cherry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
  • n. distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries

Etymologies

Italian, from marasca, marasca, from amarasca, from amaro, bitter, from Latin amārus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Steep them for three hours in a plateful of weak kirsch, or maraschino, that is slightly warmed.

    The Belgian Cookbook

  • That's because the "maraschino" in the Floridita recipe is not a processed cherry but, rather, a colorless liqueur made from marasca cherries grown on Italy's Dalmatian coast.

    Hemingway's Daiquiri

  • If you search the blog for "maraschino", you can find an update.

    The Christmas Present

  • Further Addendum: (see comment in response to Matthew, below) If you search this blog for "maraschino" you will find an update.

    Toast:

  • Further Addendum: see comment in response to Matthew, below If you search this blog for "maraschino" you will find an update.

    In a Glass

  • “I like to tell people a maraschino is the nutritional equivalent of a LifeSaver,” says Josh Reynolds, vice president of Gray & Company, the world’s biggest maraschino cherry manufacturer.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • She plopped a red red maraschino into the cocktail, sending a little fountain into the air.

    Radium

  • The Cherry Float Cupcakes that Coco Bean made this week use regular coke and maraschino cherry syrup to create the same general flavor in a cupcake.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • The cakes also include some cocoa powder, to bring out the cocoa notes in the soda, and is topped off with a cola-tinged icing and a maraschino cherry.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

  • The red frosting - which is sweetly decorated with a maraschino cherry and a lime wedge as garnish - gets its color and flavor from cherry juice.

    Bites from other Blogs | Baking Bites

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